EcoMind

Changing the Way We Think, to Create the World We Want

Author: Frances Moore Lappe

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1568586892

Category: Science

Page: 320

View: 2799

In EcoMind, Frances Moore Lappé—a giant of the environmental movement—confronts accepted wisdom of environmentalism. Drawing on the latest research from anthropology to neuroscience and her own field experience, she argues that the biggest challenge to human survival isn't our fossil fuel dependency, melting glaciers, or other calamities. Rather, it's our faulty way of thinking about these environmental crises that robs us of power. Lappé dismantles seven common “thought traps”—from limits to growth to the failings of democracy— that belie what we now know about nature, including our own, and offers contrasting “thought leaps” that reveal our hidden power. Like her Diet for a Small Planet classic, EcoMind is challenging, controversial and empowering.

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Delicious Dishes from Foodshare and Friends

Author: Adrienne De Francesco,Marion Kane

Publisher: Between the Lines

ISBN: 1926662881

Category: Cooking

Page: 192

View: 8657

Global Chorus

365 Voices on the Future of the Planet

Author: Todd MacLean

Publisher: Rocky Mountain Books Ltd

ISBN: 1771600330

Category: Nature

Page: 432

View: 3342

Global Chorus is a remarkable, illustrated collection of 365 daily meditations around some very large and increasingly crucial themes: "Do you think that humanity can find a way past the current global environmental and social crises? Will we be able to create the conditions necessary for our own survival as well as that of other species on the planet? What would these conditions look like? In summary, then, and in the plainest of terms, do we have hope, and can we do it?" The contributors include writers, environmentalists, spiritual leaders, politicians, professors, doctors, athletes, business people, farmers, chefs, yogis, painters, architects, musicians, TV personalities, humanitarians, children, concerned students and senior citizens, carpenters, factory workers, activists, CEOs, scientists—essentially people who have something passionate and insightful to say about humanity's place on Earth. Well-known people on the list include environmentalists such as David Suzuki, Paul Hawken and Jane Goodall; scientists such as Stephen Hawking and Edward O. Wilson; personalities such as Jamie Oliver, Maya Angelou, Les Stroud and Bruce Cockburn; humanitarians such as Nelson Mandela and Archbishop Desmond Tutu; political figures such as Mikhail Gorbachev, Justin Trudeau and Elizabeth May; writers like Temple Grandin, Farley Mowat and John Ralston Saul; and spiritual leaders like His Holiness The 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet and Lama Surya Das. The vast majority of the contributions contained within Global Chorus are completely original, with some coming from public speeches or previously published sources. And all contributors to this fundraising book have generously and graciously donated their time and efforts, as proceeds from the sales of Global Chorus will be distributed to a select group of organizations helping to recover, protect and sustain life on Earth.

Foundations for Sustainability

A Coherent Framework of Life–Environment Relations

Author: Daniel A. Fiscus,Brian D. Fath

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0128116447

Category: Science

Page: 292

View: 7980

Foundations for Sustainability: A Coherent Framework of Life-Environment Relations challenges existing assumptions on environmental issues and lays the groundwork for a new paradigm, bringing a greater understanding of what is needed to help create an environmentally and economically sustainable future, which to date has been an uphill battle and not an obvious choice. The book presents the case for a paradigm based on a multi-model of life as organism, life as ecosystem, and life as biosphere, as opposed to the singular assumption that life can be viewed solely as an organism. All backed with well-cited research from top investigators from around the world, this book is a must-have resource for anyone working in ecology, environmental science or sustainability. Introduces a holistic, systemic approach and a synthesis of the systemic root cause that underlies many surface symptoms that are part of individual environmental problems (climate, water, energy, etc.) Complements current piecemeal approaches in order to solve many interconnected environmental problems which share root causes Provides tests and thought experiments to challenge current views on sustainability, leveraging the power of critical thinking to find new solutions Gives insights on how to find solutions by blending interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary focuses with disciplinary specialization in ecology and ecosystem science Bridges concepts and methods from math to ecology to human development

Facing It

Epiphany and Apocalypse in the New Nature

Author: M. Jimmie Killingsworth

Publisher: Texas A&M University Press

ISBN: 1623491452

Category: Nature

Page: 336

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Blending memoir, cultural history, and a literary perspective, Facing It bears witness to controversies like Tellico and Chernobyl, global warming and local drought. But rather than merely drowning readers in waves of ecological angst, M. Jimmie Killingsworth seeks alternative images and episodes to invoke presence without crippling the hope for survival and sustenance in places and communities of value. In deft, highly accessible prose, Killingsworth takes the reader through a Cold-War childhood, an adolescence colored by anti-war and ecological activism, and an adulthood darkened by terrorism and climate change. Inviting us on walks through tame suburbias (riddled with environmental abuse) and wild deserts and mountains (shadowed by industrial development), he celebrates the survival of natural beauty and people living close to the earth while questioning truisms associated with both economic advancement and environmental purity. Above all, this book invites the reader to face it: to look with wide-open eyes on a new nature that will never be the same, but that continues to offer opportunities for renewal and advancement of life.

Social Purpose Enterprises

Case Studies for Social Change

Author: Jack Quarter,Sherida Ryan,Andrea Chan

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 1442663790

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 324

View: 8215

Social Purpose Enterprises: Case Studies for Social Change presents case studies of twelve organizations that operate in a growing niche within the Canadian social economy: market-based entities supported by a nonprofit organization and operated for the benefit of a workforce who lives on the margins of society. Using a variety of research methods, the contributors examine the work of social purpose enterprises in a range of businesses including food services, child care, furniture, courier services, and microfinance. Combining the experience of academics and practitioners, each chapter analyses the economic, social, and policy implications of the case. Building on research published in Researching the Social Economy (2010) and Businesses with a Difference (2013), Social Purpose Enterprises provides a valuable resource for those involved in the growing push to encourage market-based solutions for those on the social margins.

Social Welfare Policy for a Sustainable Future

The U.S. in Global Context

Author: Katherine S. van Wormer,Rosemary J. Link

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1483322424

Category: Social Science

Page: 448

View: 4858

Unique in its use of a sustainability framework, Social Welfare Policy for a Sustainable Future by Katherine S. van Wormer and Rosemary J. Link goes beyond U.S. borders to examine U.S. government policies—including child welfare, social services, health care, and criminal justice—within a global context. Guided by the belief that forces from the global market and globalization affect all social workers in their practice, the book addresses a wide range of relevant topics, including the refugee journey, the impact of new technologies, war trauma, global policy instruments, and restorative justice. A sustainability policy analysis model and an ecosystems framework for trauma-informed care are also presented in this timely text.

Teaching Sustainability

Perspectives from the Humanities and Social Sciences

Author: Wendy Petersen Boring,William Forbes

Publisher: Stephen F Austin University Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Architecture

Page: 286

View: 6273

"American colleges and universities have been relatively quick to address the challenge of sustainability in operations. Ironically, they have been slower to respond in regard to their core mission: educating students. Teaching sustainability aims to redress this shortcoming by opening doors to education for sustainability in the humanities and social sciences. The essays in this collection are richly diverse. They investigate ways sustainability education "pushes back" against traditional disciplines while it simultaneously benefits from the perspectives and skills these fields have to offer. They also address "big questions" such as how to make education meaningful, how to examine hidden assumptions underlying current curricula, and how a focus on sustainability can answer critics of contemporary higher education. The heart of teaching sustainability is reflection and advice on pedagogy. From these richly diverse case studies important common themes emerge: the "symbiotic relationship" between classroom and campus operations; techniques for transforming the campus itself from merely a setting to a "learning laboratory;" and the potential of community partners for teaching sense of place. An equally significant theme is the overlap between sustainability education and emerging best practice in pedagogy. Essays on theory and practice, individual and collaborative projects, service learning, and consequential activities, all exemplify how sustainability and deep learning go hand and hand. Like sustainability itself, the volume infuses theory with practical application. The contributors demonstrate the ways in which a single course can serve as a powerful change agent for an entire campus, how to build bridges between faculty and administrators, and even how to move forward on modest budgets. The authors themselves constitute a network of advisors." -- Publisher's description

Das glückliche Schwein

Das außergewöhnliche Leben des Christopher Hogwood

Author: Sy Montgomery

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783423253482

Category:

Page: 416

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Die Welt ohne uns

Reise über eine unbevölkerte Erde

Author: Alan Weisman

Publisher: Piper Verlag

ISBN: 3492959938

Category: Social Science

Page: 384

View: 1675

Was wäre, wenn wir Menschen von einem Tag auf den anderen verschwinden würden? Zum Beispiel morgen. Ein ungeheures Gedankenexperiment! Alan Weisman entwirft das Szenario einer unbevölkerten Erde – gestützt auf das Wissen von Biologen, Geologen, Physikern, Architekten und Ingenieuren und mit atemberaubender Phantasie. Schritt für Schritt vollzieht Weisman nach, wie die Natur unseren Planeten zurückerobert, und führt dem Leser dabei zweierlei vor Augen: was der Mensch in Jahrtausenden zu schaffen vermochte und über welch unerhörte Macht die Natur verfügt.

OECD-Umweltausblick bis 2050 Die Konsequenzen des Nichthandelns

Die Konsequenzen des Nichthandelns

Author: OECD

Publisher: OECD Publishing

ISBN: 9264172866

Category:

Page: 400

View: 7339

Wie werden wirtschaftliche und soziale Entwicklungen die Umwelt bis 2050 beeinflussen? Welche Maßnahmen sind nötig, um den wichtigsten ökologischen Herausforderungen zu begegnen, und mit welchen Konsequenzen müssen wir im Falle von politischer Untätigkeit rechnen? Der Umweltausblick liefert Analysen ökonomischer und ökologischer Trends. Im Zentrum der Projektionen stehen vier Bereiche, anhand derer sich die Zukunft unseres Planeten entscheiden wird: Klimawandel, Artenvielfalt, Wasser sowie Umwelt und Gesundheit.

Ein Appartement in Paris

Roman

Author: Michelle Gable

Publisher: Langen Mueller Herbig

ISBN: 3784482090

Category: Fiction

Page: 496

View: 4452

Für Jahrzehnte verborgen Aprils Leben wird sich grundlegend ändern, sie weiß es nur noch nicht. Ihr Chef bei Sotheby's schickt sie nach Paris, um ein Appartement zu begutachten, das 70 Jahre lang kein Mensch betreten hat. Als Spezialistin für antike Möbel denkt April nicht an Staub oder Plunder, sondern an verborgene Schätze. Und genau diese findet sie: goldene Straußeneier, antike Möbel, eine bronzene Badewanne und ein äußerst wertvolles Porträt der damaligen Bewohnerin. Zudem entdeckt sie zahlreiche Briefe und Tagebücher. April taucht ein in die faszinierende Welt der Marthe de Florian, einer bekannten Pariser Kurtisane, zu deren Kundschaft Würdenträger und Staatschefs gehörten. Wer war sie, wie lebte sie, und warum verschwand sie am Vorabend des Zweiten Weltkriegs aus ihrem Appartement, um nie wieder zurückzukehren? Nach einer wahren Geschichte: Dieser Roman ist eine faszinierende Reise in die Vergangenheit.

Flucht aus der Sklaverei

Author: Francis Bok

Publisher: Bastei Lübbe (Bastei Verlag)

ISBN: 9783404615407

Category: Fiction

Page: 334

View: 1422

Er ist erst sieben Jahre alt, er ist stolz, auf den Markt zu gehen und Eier zu verkaufen. Er weiß nicht, dass dies der letzte Tag seines bisherigen Lebens ist. Dass er seine Familie nie wiedersehen wird. Dass er von gewissenlosen Banditen entführt wird, die ihn an eine arabische Familie verkaufen. Dass er fortan deren Sklave sein wird ...

Barfuß in Manhattan

mein ökologisch korrektes Abenteuer

Author: Colin Beavan

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783378011076

Category:

Page: 255

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Immer montags beste Freunde

Der Junge, der mein Leben veränderte

Author: Laura Schroff,Alex Tresniowski

Publisher: Diana Verlag

ISBN: 3641166608

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

View: 5080

Eine Frau, die alles hat. Ein Junge, dem alles fehlt. Eine untrennbare Freundschaft. Laura ist eine erfolgreiche Verkaufsleiterin, die an einem normalen Montag durch die Straßen von New York hetzt. Sie hat keine Zeit, achtet kaum auf ihre Mitmenschen – auch nicht auf den kleinen Jungen, der sie um Kleingeld anbettelt. Sie ist schon an der nächsten Straßenecke, als sie plötzlich stehen bleibt – und umkehrt. Sie kauft dem hungrigen Maurice etwas zu essen und erfährt von seinem Leben. Von dem Tag an treffen sich Maurice und Laura jede Woche über Jahre hinweg, immer montags. Dies ist die Geschichte ihrer einzigartigen Freundschaft – die bis heute anhält.

Ein unruhiges Grab

Thriller

Author: Steven Dunne

Publisher: eBook Berlin Verlag

ISBN: 382707794X

Category: Fiction

Page: 608

View: 6839

Als Inspector Brook in die Abteilung für unaufgeklärte Fälle versetzt wird, ist er wenig begeistert. Eine Kindesentführung hält gerade ganz Derby in Atem und es nagt an ihm, nicht bei der Aufklärung mithelfen zu dürfen. Doch bald entdeckt er in den alten Akten zwei lange zurückliegende Morde an Jungen aus der Gegend mit erschreckenden Parallelen zu einem Fall, den Brook aus seiner Zeit als Polizist in London nur zu genau kennt. Gibt es da einen Zusammenhang? Holen seine Dämonen ihn nach all den Jarehn ein? Und sollte ein Serienmörder über einen so langen Zeitraum unentdeckt geblieben sein? Er weiß nur eins, wenn er mit dieser Theorie Recht hat, muss er schnell sein, denn ein offenbar fatales Datum rückt näher ...